How to register for NCLEX in Ghana

If you are already a nurse in the USA, Canada, or Australia, you are likely familiar with the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

This licensing exam determines whether or not you have the necessary skills and knowledge to provide safe and effective nursing care to patients in your home country or another country.

If you recently graduated from nursing school and you are applying for nursing jobs in Ghana, you will mostly be required to pass the NCLEX before you are hired.

What is NCLEX


National Council Licensure Examination is a standardized test that is used as a requirement by many nursing schools and employers to ensure that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the field.

Can NCLEX be written in Ghana?

Yes! You can register and take the exams in many countries around the world. The NCSBN website has a list of all countries, states, and territories where you can register and take the NCLEX. If you are registered with your home country’s nursing board, you will be able to take the exams at any international site is listed on the NCSBN website.

How to register for NCLEX in Ghana

Ghana has two main bodies that regulate the nursing profession: The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana (NMCG) and the Ministry of Health. In order to register for NCLEX exams, you will need an NMCG license. You will then be able to register with Pearson VUE which handles all examinations globally.

NCLEX registration can be done online or through the mail. It is important that you register as soon as possible because some of the registration deadlines are up to six months away. Also, if you are registering for exams outside the USA, it is advisable to register at least 60 days before your exam date.

To register for the exams in Ghana,

  1. First, visit
  2. Click on create account
  3. Fill in all the necessary required information
  4. Pay the registration fee
  5. Schedule the date of your exams
  6. Write the exams
  7. Wait for your final results.

NB: Once you have registered, an email notification will be sent to let you know that your account is active and what steps need to be taken next.

How much does the NCLEX registration cost?

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The NCLEX registration costs $200. You can pay by credit card, cash, or money transfer. Once the payment process is completed, you will receive an email confirmation of your registration and a personal ID number which will allow you to log in and schedule your exam date.

Can I take NCLEX without IELTS?

While there are some states that require an IELTS, not all states in the USA need it. So, therefore, when registering make sure you choose a state that does not require if you have not taken IELTS.

How long will you have to wait for your results?

NCLEX results are released approximately six weeks after the test is complete.


The process of registering for the NCLEX is not difficult and also does not require patience. In filling out your forms, make sure you insert the correct details and submit them either online or by mail.

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